Skerry meaning

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A small rocky reef or island.
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(scot.) An isolated rock or reef in the sea.
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A small rocky island which may be covered by the sea at high tide or during storms.
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Origin of skerry

  • Scots diminutive of Old Norse sker sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dialectal Scots (Shetlandic and Orcadian) skerry, from Old Norse sker (whence Danish skær and Norwegian skjær).

    From Wiktionary